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I Dont Have That Picture Perfect Family

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    I'm Not Sure Anyone Does

    My mother is overbearing and tactless, and has been married and divorced 3 times. My father is an alcoholic and a chronic depressive. One of my younger brothers cured himself of a drug problem and hops from job to job, and my other brother is a pothead with a smart mouth who...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    And That Is All I Long For.

    I dont need the big fancy house and the car, the lavish job. All i really ever wanted was that happy family. i know people argue. but i wanted that loving family. i wanted a husband and at least two kids. i have been married for 4 years now, still no kids and it is killing me...
    goldie25 goldie25 31-35, F 10 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    Family Aye

    since my nan died my family has literally broken in half, it's crazy how one person can hold so much together. there feels like there's no reason for celebration anymore. My dad's left his ex who was a complete ***** to him but in all fairness, he only left her cause he met...
    peopleshouldsmilemore peopleshouldsmilemore 18-21, F Aug 10, 2013

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    We are more like a dysfunctional Addams family.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 9 Responses Feb 13, 2010

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    More Like A Garage Sale Picture

    My family is not even close to the typical American family, whatever the heck that is. No my clan is partially made up of a diverse group of people from college graduates to addicts and alcoholics and pretty much everything in between. Some of them are nothing more than a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 15, 2010

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    ...and It Only Gets Worse

    I come from a long line of alcoholics, most of my family doesnt speak to one another on good terms, my grandfather speaks to the household with disrespect and name-calling, my father chose not to know me, I've been physically and emotionally abused my whole life. The worse part...
    AdamFTM AdamFTM 22-25, T 1 Response Mar 27, 2010

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    Perfect Picture

    I always wanted a picture of my parents, my husband & myself taken by a professional.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Sep 19, 2011

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    My family is a very complicated one. On my mum's side, I have 2 aunts and an uncle. To make you understand my life story better, I'll give fake names and just talk about the big...
    CloeSmile CloeSmile 16-17, F Jan 2

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    I want to be a nudist when I'm older and have a nudist family is this weird
    Lukeyi Lukeyi 13-15, M 4 Responses Jan 2

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    My relationship with my mum has always been difficult. Mainly because she has issues with having parents who were foreign, and I remind her of them whilst all my sisters look very...
    Whinny00 Whinny00 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 5

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    Don't get me wrong, I love my family to bits and most of them are wonderful and supportive! But... we've just never had that sense of closeness that so many families have. I'm...
    Saiyanprincess Saiyanprincess 18-21, F Jan 2

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    I love the freedom coming from and having a nudist family. We all love being free and easy when it comes to nudity with all of my family members. We have a large and growing...
    femalemom1976 femalemom1976 36-40, F 9 Responses a week ago

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    Apparently my first cousin moved into the same town as my family. We only found out because my uncle decided to tell my father that my cousin had a baby. Apparently my uncle is...
    Kingshelman Kingshelman 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I have a problem with my family( mom, dad, aunties, and my girl cousins).We are from a christian family and im afraid to get out in the closet.I dont know what'll happen if i'll...
    imflippin imflippin 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    I'm so tired of my family fighting. I'm beginning to have my own issues of NEEDING to feel wanted because of the way my family operates and has my whole life. If you tick them off...
    jak8701 jak8701 26-30, F Jan 4

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    Highly dysfunctional. I can't stand it sometimes. It's so hard living here most of the time. Everyone is so nosey. No one knows how to mind their business. No one knows how to...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 13

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    My family has crazy ideas Like my dad thought me and my sister needed to be Exorcised lol but we didn't ha ha ha Like I said my family has crazy Ideas
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    So I told my sister something with specific instructions not to tell other members of family. And she couldn't keep her mouth shut and now I have to deal with the other family...
    ikissedafrog ikissedafrog 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My family members (from my father's side) look insecure about themselves. My uncles, my grandparents, even my father share this insecure personality. 1- Usely hesitate before...
    simotaqi simotaqi 22-25 3 days ago

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    Yessir - I have every kind of nut on my family tree! =P
    GlitzandGlamber GlitzandGlamber 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    Would you call this abusive? My mum ignores me all the time. Everytime I talk with her it turns into an argument. I wanna just do simple things with my family but it's always too...
    Misscoconut Misscoconut 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    We all enjoy the freedom of being ourselves in our own home. Both friends and family know what to expect at our house
    allfourher allfourher 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 7

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    Right now you can really tell I'm part of the family. A dysfunctional mess. I can't seem to finish college. I don't have a job and there's not a sleeping pill in this country that...
    MadNocturnes MadNocturnes 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    One sister is married to an African american, other sister to an italian, my mother is getting married to a great Nigerian man on the 31st. I'm dating a Spanish girl I hope to make...
    HeyIThappens HeyIThappens 18-21 1 Response Jan 17

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    My white trash part of my family is on a train wrecking run right now...Its brutal.... drugs, alcohol , wrecked cars and meth labs etc...and Mexican mafia looking for them They...
    AgingGracefully AgingGracefully 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 20

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    I have a big a family i am the 2nd of 6 kids 3 boys and 3 girls Andrew was born April 14 1977 I was born December 13 1978 Brandon was born June 7 1983 then on September 10 20...
    soccerdude143 soccerdude143 36-40, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    This past August, my dad had major surgery, was really sick and is lucky to be alive. I posted awhile ago that I heard this rumor ::: that I'm upset and mad that he didn't die...
    mudflap73 mudflap73 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    It won't let me post my experience! I have a super good one with my cousin who is hot lol!
    jakekendall1988 jakekendall1988 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    So I have an older brother. He is six years my senior. I've always been more mature and let's say "well off" than him. We lost our mother Very young and have always been close as a...
    HopefullRomantic HopefullRomantic 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Literally most of all my cousins are pregnant, have kids, live with their boos, And getting married now and then there's me 😩😭 Hahaha **** Sakes!!
    persayous persayous 22-25, F Jan 17

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    My mother suffers from mental health issues and spends all day playing video games. She can't work anymore because she damaged her arm too badly and it'll take almost a year to...
    whisperedthing whisperedthing 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    Well it's sorta big I guess. And complicated but here we go. Ok I have a half sister names Casey and she's 16, she lives in California with her mom and I haven't seen her since I...
    MEGH0119 MEGH0119 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    I think I'm bi , I've always been attracted to females but I can't ever tell my mom. I think she knows I like girls but won't accept it. Whenever we are watching tv or a movie and...
    IntrovertedKat IntrovertedKat 16-17, F Jan 21

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    I have always grown up nudist. We just don't get dressed in the morning, its no big thing like we have to be naked all the time n stuff. My best friends (and my brother/sisters...
    purplelimeboyy purplelimeboyy 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have 2 fully related sister 2 halve sisters 1 halve brother 4 step sisters 2 step sister
    xxtina15 xxtina15 16-17, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    god, they take things to the extreme. My dads side knows about me coming back from a mental hospital, and they just give me a look of pity every time I come over -.- I don't need...
    meli347 meli347 13-15, F Dec 30, 2014

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    I fingered my 14 year old cousin when I was 15 and I swear she had the nicest body I've ever seen lol. I still think about it to this day. We were at my grandmas when it happened...
    jakekendall1988 jakekendall1988 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I'm at my brothers house for New Year's Eve.. My mom and grandpa are both drunk, and it's soo funny!
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Grandpas drunk.. *commercial with women's butts comes on* Grandpa: "ohhhhh that's niceee" mom: "oh my god, dad! I don't like that." Grandpa: "well I don't really give a damn" mom...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    There is me, Madison My sister, Morgan My mother, Yvette My dad, Huy (don't mind his name, he's Vietnamese) My mother has a two sisters. Aunt Lisa has two daughters and a son...
    maddie91101 maddie91101 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    So I just tried to chat to my mum about something that I was worried about, coz how can she know anything that's going on in my life if i don't tell her. and her response to...
    Misscoconut Misscoconut 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    People that argue against you with words when you bring up their ACTIONS are stupid. think that just by TELLING me you that you are a certain way i.e. 'I do care' when their...
    Misscoconut Misscoconut 18-21, F Jan 7

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    You think you're gonna keep me there with a few empty words now and then? You think you're gonna silence me when you SAY you care when your actions speak different to me? I'm...
    Misscoconut Misscoconut 18-21, F Jan 7

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    So my car hasn't been working correctly recently. And I just got it fixed. But my step dad showed up to check to make sure it would start. Which I was okay with. But then my...
    AshleyWCSloth AshleyWCSloth 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    Pretty much... Judgmental: "Why the hell you got this! ???" *dont want to answer "Answer me f'n gd it !" Why ... Your just gonna judge and criticize every little detail Maybe I...
    Hey4yu Hey4yu 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    Yesterday morning I needed my mother to sign some papers so I went to wake her up. But she had been out partying the night before and only got back around 6 o'clock so she was...
    NaomiToo NaomiToo 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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